As part of efforts to help improve healthcare delivery in the country, Iran Clinic, has taken a giant step by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana Red Cross to train 10,000 First Aid Volunteers in Greater Accra Region.
The project is aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.￼
This project is an approved program for providing knowledge and skills in procedures and techniques that require little or no equipment.
At a moment the program shall be started with 10, 000 people in Accra and if it is well executed, it would be replicated in the parts of the region so that at least each household in Ghana has someone with the basic knowledge in first aid.
Briefing the media at the signing ceremony, Dr. Masoud Maleki Birjandi, the Medical Director of Iran Clinic explained that this project will go a long way to reduce untimely deaths among accident and disaster victims in the country; as victims shall be handled by trained first aid personnel.
According to him in order to make the program affordable to all and sundry Iran Clinic and Ghana Red Cross have decided to subsidize its implementation.
This he said, the first aid classes shall be of high standards and they shall use all training tools such as books, brochures, the Media and CDs and the local language so that everybody can understand.￼
Stressing that, the goal of Iran Clinic is to help reduce the untimely deaths, injuries, and impact from disaster.
“Not only but also to increase local community, Civil Society and Red Cross, Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability,” he added.
The move, according to the Medical Director of Iran Clinic, Dr. Masoud Maleki Birjandi, forms part of the Iranian Red Crescent mission to help bring relief to the vulnerable in society.
It also seeks to offer Ghanaians the access to convenience and accelerated quality healthcare service delivery under a one-stop health facility at a reduced rate.
The gesture is equally geared towards complementing government’s effort to improve healthcare delivery in the country.
Iran Clinic is a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) which functions under the Iranian Red Crescent society with the core aim of helping underprivileged people in Ghana by offering them quality and affordable medical services.
It has been in existence in Ghana for over 20 years providing healthcare services which included general consultation, recovery unit, laboratory, pharmacy, ambulance services, ultrasonography, dental clinic, physiotherapy, eye clinic, and gynecology.
Story: Pinknews/ Kwame Bernard Dadzie